Monday, August 29, 2005

'All the news that's fit to print' ... and then there's this story with me in it

The New York Times -- yes that New York Times -- featured me and Varsity Basketweaving in David Scharfenberg's Aug. 28 story about bloggers and blogs. Hooray!

For those of you who don't have an NYT password or don't want to fork over the $3.95 to purchase the article, here are the last four paragraphs of the story:

Chris Serico, 26, a reporter at The Patent Trader weekly newspaper in Mount Kisco, envisions nothing quite so lofty for his three-month-old, tongue-in-cheek blog, Varsity Basketweaving.

Mr. Serico, who views the blogosphere not as a news source but as a perfect place for commenting on "the ridiculous and the mundane," fills his site with odes to the actress Rachel McAdams and fast-food pinings.

In one recent posting, he pleaded with Sonic Drive-In Carhops to open a restaurant in Westchester, so he could indulge in the chain's Island Fire burger, Ched 'R' Peppers and "painfully yummy-looking dessert thingies with bits of crunchy and chewy goodness mixed in."

"No matter where you live," Mr. Serico said, in a recent telephone interview, "everyone wants to be heard."

UPDATE! If you still want to read the whole article for free, this link might work.


Nate said...

You have arrived!

Calvin said...

cool article!

Heidi_Ann said...

As a fellow featured blog in said NYTimes article, I can can offer two things: (1) complete agreement with your position on Sonic restuarants! (Migrating from the Midwest, I really miss "Route 65" extra large cherry limeades.); (2) congratulations on the article!!

And feel free to pop in anytime!